ST. LOUIS -- All Justin Germano could do was watch, and count.
Germano made his Cubs debut Saturday night, called upon at the last minute when Matt Garza felt cramps after three innings. The new Cubs pitcher cruised through three innings, then St. Louis' David Freese opened the seventh with an infield single just out of the reach of third baseman Luis Valbuena.
Freese's hit ignited a 12-run seventh in which the Cardinals sent 17 batters to the plate, totaled 10 hits, including seven doubles, and all 12 runs en route to a 12-0 victory over the Cubs. Skip Schumaker drove in three runs on two hits, and Freese, Jon Jay and Matt Holliday each had two RBIs in the wacky inning.
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